Manager, Solid Waste Resources


Manager, Solid Waste Resources
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reference # KR-12795

An energetic, caring community that embraces creativity and innovation, Halifax is the business, financial, educational, social, and cultural centre for the Atlantic region. It is a place that offers the unique balance of great quality of life, accessibility, natural beauty and a small-town feel with all the amenities, culture and opportunities of a modern urban centre. Taking pride in making Halifax the best it can be, the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) employs over 4,000 people annually providing exceptional service to over 400,000 residents in the Halifax region. The City’s dedicated team of public servants have a direct impact on the region, the communities, and the people that they serve. On behalf of Halifax Regional Municipality, we are currently recruiting for a Manager, Solid Waste Resources.

As the Manager, Solid Waste Resources, you will be committed to supporting Regional Council priorities through the management of the municipal solid waste source separated collection and diversion programs for HRM residential properties and the facilities for processing, recycling, composting, marketing and disposal of solid waste resource materials for both residential and non-residential customers; as well as the delivery of education programs; and administering the construction and demolition waste management strategy. You will be responsible for providing strategic direction and capable operational oversight for Halifax’s solid waste management system. As the Manager, Solid Waste Resources, you will ensure the effective integration of Halifax’s residential collection services, processing plant partnerships, diversion planning and public education programs. You will provide expertise and advice to the Executive Management Team and Council to support key municipal decisions. You will prepare and implement the annual Solid Waste business plan and steward the $40 million operating budget and $20 million capital budget. You will bring progressive leadership and will identify and introduce innovative technologies and best practices to Halifax’s solid waste management system.

As the ideal candidate, you have a post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You are a proven strategic leader and a respected operational manager. You have a reputation for developing strong networks within and outside your organization. You bring at least 5 years of strong experience leading in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment and you have managed significant contracts. An effective communicator, your strategic orientation and drive to achieve results equips you to champion the evolution of Halifax’s solid waste management system and play a key role in leading the City towards a sustainable future. You embrace diversity in all its dimensions, appreciating the skills, talents, cultures and perspectives of others.

By joining HRM, you will be leading a team of highly engaged employees and a portfolio that is one of the most progressive in Canada. With a Regional Council that is highly supportive of the environmental portfolio, this is a chance to make your mark in a dynamic, forward-looking city. In exchange for the experience you bring, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered.

Those possessing a passion for public service and who are seeking an opportunity to give back to the community through their work are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applications from qualified racially visible persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons from the LGBTQ+ community and Aboriginal/Indigenous persons. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

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For more information contact Katherine Risley, Partner at 902-424-1120 or Emma Wach, Recruitment Specialist at 902-424-1104.

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